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Having owned several 15" MBPs, I bought a 17" a... 1,068 Views / 13 Replies  
Having owned several 15" MBPs, I bought a 17" a couple months ago. I travel with it weekly and haven't found the larger size to be a problem. Apart from the greater screen real estate, I can...
Posted by Mack, on Dec 2, 2007 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How are you guys changing your Macintosh HD... 2,058,465 Views / 14,714 Replies  
How are you guys changing your Macintosh HD icons? Since upgrading to Leopard, I can't change mine using the old Get Info cut-n-paste method. Did Leopard change the process? Thanks.
Posted by Mack, on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:43 PM, in GUI Customization
I've been using the Omega drivers on my PC for... 384 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been using the Omega drivers on my PC for years and they work fine on my MBP. Faster than the stock ATI drivers (and much faster than those that come with Boot Camp).

See here: ...
Posted by Mack, on Dec 28, 2006 at 12:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I tend to be a serial upgrader and thought hard... 998 Views / 10 Replies  
I tend to be a serial upgrader and thought hard about replacing my 2.16 MBP, but finally decided it's not worth it to me.

First, my MBP is perfect - no whines, moos, dead pixels. Heat no big deal...
Posted by Mack, on Nov 4, 2006 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try this: Boot Windows. Insert the... 28,685 Views / 9 Replies  
Try this:

Boot Windows.

Insert the Windows CD.

Restart holding down the Option key.

I think you then will be offered three boot options: OS X, Windows and CD.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 8, 2006 at 12:31 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Here: ... 3,798 Views / 83 Replies  
Here: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=17685&pid=118022&st=20&#

Works perfectly.
Posted by Mack, on May 22, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No doubt about it: As a step-ladder, the... 11,183 Views / 98 Replies  
No doubt about it: As a step-ladder, the ThinkPad is the clear winner!
Posted by Mack, on Apr 22, 2006 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: My XP installation went flawlessly. But I do... 49,305 Views / 234 Replies  
My XP installation went flawlessly. But I do have one question: When I boot into OS X, the Windows partition mounts in Finder with the name "Untitled." The volume is marked Read Only, so I can't...
Posted by Mack, on Apr 6, 2006 at 03:28 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
I have a Sony laptop with an XBRITE screen and a... 498 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a Sony laptop with an XBRITE screen and a 15" PB. Both screens have advantages and disadvantages. The Sony screen is brighter and more uniform but glare is a serious problem. The PB is a...
Posted by Mack, on Nov 29, 2005 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm still loving my new PB as well. Zero... 743 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm still loving my new PB as well. Zero problems, apart from a brief bout of the 2GB weirdness that went away after installing the Airport update. I'm very happy with the screen.
Posted by Mack, on Nov 18, 2005 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
After being problem free, I had the RAM problem... 2,870 Views / 56 Replies  
After being problem free, I had the RAM problem last night. Jumpy mouse, airport cutting out. Activity monitor showing kernal.task using 70% of my CPU. All after some heavy internet activity.
Posted by Mack, on Nov 2, 2005 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No problems here with 2 GB in a new 17" PB. 2,870 Views / 56 Replies  
No problems here with 2 GB in a new 17" PB.
Posted by Mack, on Oct 30, 2005 at 10:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fortunately, my 17" PB suffers from virtually... 3,772 Views / 49 Replies  
Fortunately, my 17" PB suffers from virtually none of the problems noted in the post above.

1. No huge brightness shift here. Does the screen vary with viewing angle? Yes. But no more than...
Posted by Mack, on Oct 30, 2005 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm using 2GB Kingston RAM in my new 17" PB with... 1,182 Views / 28 Replies  
I'm using 2GB Kingston RAM in my new 17" PB with no problems.

As for installtion, you really don't have to "shove" the chip into the socket. It's more about angle than force. If you have the...
Posted by Mack, on Oct 29, 2005 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's all a matter of opinion, of course, but I'm... 3,772 Views / 49 Replies  
It's all a matter of opinion, of course, but I'm very happy with my new 17" PB.

We have a couple of month-old 15" PBs at the office, and - to my eyes, anyway - the screen on my new 17" is much...
Posted by Mack, on Oct 29, 2005 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't have Highest, Automatic and Reduced... 8,298 Views / 97 Replies  
I don't have Highest, Automatic and Reduced options.
Posted by Mack, on Oct 27, 2005 at 09:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have three options -- Better Energy Savings,... 8,298 Views / 97 Replies  
I have three options -- Better Energy Savings, Normal and Better Performance -- that appear in a drop-down menu when I click the battery icon. They also appear in Energy Saver under System...
Posted by Mack, on Oct 26, 2005 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have performance options on my new 17" PB. 8,298 Views / 97 Replies  
I have performance options on my new 17" PB.
Posted by Mack, on Oct 26, 2005 at 09:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would agree on all three points, pretty much. ... 825 Views / 3 Replies  
I would agree on all three points, pretty much. None is even close to a big deal, however.
Posted by Mack, on Oct 26, 2005 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought a new 17" PB over the weekend to replace... 3,772 Views / 49 Replies  
I bought a new 17" PB over the weekend to replace my 15" and I'm very pleased so far. The new screen is very bright and the resolution is perfect. I've been pushing it pretty hard for a couple of...
Posted by Mack, on Oct 24, 2005 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mighty Mouse Alternative 416 Views / 1 Replies  
Like many, I'm disappointed with Mighty Mouse. It just doesn't work well.

But I like the idea of a Mac-styled multi-button mouse. I recently saw the HP Optical 5-Button Mouse at my local...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 21, 2005 at 03:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I used to be a PC "power user," building a new PC... 1,224 Views / 19 Replies  
I used to be a PC "power user," building a new PC every year or so and constantly upgrading to the latest graphics card. Then one day I decided to take that new PC money and buy a Mac. I kept the...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 13, 2005 at 05:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My son is a college freshman and was issued a new... 2,690 Views / 41 Replies  
My son is a college freshman and was issued a new Dell notebook (manditory, $3200 added to the tuition bill). He's had it for barely three weeks and already several keys have fallen off the...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 13, 2005 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dvorak Mac mini Article 1,136 Views / 13 Replies  
John Dvorak at PC Magazine has an interesting article about the Mac mini as a harbinger of a small form factor trend. He theorizes a trend toward small, stripped-down boxes used mostly for web...
Posted by Mack, on Feb 2, 2005 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Mac mini, it seems to me, is aimed primarily... 12,128 Views / 213 Replies  
The Mac mini, it seems to me, is aimed primarily at the PC user who has been tempted to try a Mac but has been put off by the front-end investment. That PC guy already has a monitor, keyboard and...
Posted by Mack, on Jan 12, 2005 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
OK, you guys just about have me convinced. I'm a... 3,956 Views / 67 Replies  
OK, you guys just about have me convinced. I'm a long-time strategy gamer, more into thinking than clicking, who has never played an MMORPG. Will I just end up as fodder for preadolescent muggers? ...
Posted by Mack, on Dec 1, 2004 at 07:22 PM, in Gaming
Integrated graphics are built into the... 789 Views / 13 Replies  
Integrated graphics are built into the motherboard. The disadvantages are this setup rules out virtually all of the latest graphics cards and integrated graphics cards usually share a portion of the...
Posted by Mack, on Apr 23, 2004 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I own both a 12" PB and a Sony V505 (basically... 789 Views / 13 Replies  
I own both a 12" PB and a Sony V505 (basically Sony's US version of the 12" PB) and the Sony doesn't even approach the Apple in terms of design, construction or features. I could give maybe a...
Posted by Mack, on Apr 23, 2004 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
VPC 6.0.1 (Win 2000 with 340 MB RAM allocated)... 1,927 Views / 34 Replies  
VPC 6.0.1 (Win 2000 with 340 MB RAM allocated) runs just fine on my 12" PB. After hearing all the horror stories about VPC, perhaps my expectations weren't all that high, but I'm very pleased. I...
Posted by Mack, on Mar 14, 2003 at 12:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Mine is perfect. Seriously. Bright screen, no... 1,087 Views / 16 Replies  
Mine is perfect. Seriously. Bright screen, no dead pixels, great keyboard, silent HD, no latch or fan problems. Best computer I've ever owned.
Posted by Mack, on Mar 8, 2003 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I maxed the RAM in mine and it runs great. ... 1,335 Views / 17 Replies  
I maxed the RAM in mine and it runs great. Faster than my 667 (non-DVI) TiPB.
Posted by Mack, on Mar 3, 2003 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Be realistic about how you plan to use it. If it... 1,142 Views / 17 Replies  
Be realistic about how you plan to use it. If it will spend a lot of time on your desk and you need the full power of a desktop, then go for the 15". If you plan to haul it around every day and can...
Posted by Mack, on Feb 25, 2003 at 12:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sometimes I miss my old dog. But not OS 9. 3,600 Views / 91 Replies  
Sometimes I miss my old dog.

But not OS 9.
Posted by Mack, on Oct 10, 2002 at 10:08 PM, in Mac OS X
No problems with FruitMenu, WindowShade or Xounds... 1,435 Views / 39 Replies  
No problems with FruitMenu, WindowShade or Xounds here.
Posted by Mack, on Oct 2, 2002 at 07:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Scrolling for me is great - seamless, smooth,... 1,621 Views / 44 Replies  
Scrolling for me is great - seamless, smooth, snappy, whatever word you want to use. It's just as good as on my 2.2ghzP4 PC. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

My specs: DP800, 1GB RAM (maybe...
Posted by Mack, on Oct 2, 2002 at 07:55 PM, in Mac OS X
In my experience, OmniWeb is as fast as Chimera... 745 Views / 19 Replies  
In my experience, OmniWeb is as fast as Chimera or IE but better-looking. My only complaint is OW's incompatibility with some sites. Perfect otherwise.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 25, 2002 at 11:01 PM, in Applications
I've never had that problem, or anything remotely... 398 Views / 7 Replies  
I've never had that problem, or anything remotely resembling that problem, with any version of OS X.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 22, 2002 at 10:52 PM, in Mac OS X
I messed around for awhile with some of these... 485 Views / 5 Replies  
I messed around for awhile with some of these themes for my PC. Then I just bought a Mac. It was easier.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 22, 2002 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
Took several tries but I finally got it this... 753 Views / 11 Replies  
Took several tries but I finally got it this afternoon. Works fine so far.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 22, 2002 at 02:20 AM, in Applications
I've used DiskWarrior and PlusOptimizer with good... 392 Views / 6 Replies  
I've used DiskWarrior and PlusOptimizer with good success in 10.2. I just boot via the version of 9.2.2 on the DiskWarrior CD (I've completely dumped OS 9 from my machine). I defragged last night,...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 21, 2002 at 05:42 PM, in Applications
I replaced my GeForce2 with a Ti4600 a couple of... 747 Views / 14 Replies  
I replaced my GeForce2 with a Ti4600 a couple of weeks ago as well. The drivers loaded automatically from within OS X. Jaguar runs even faster with the new card.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 19, 2002 at 09:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
There are several apps that allow you to use a... 371 Views / 2 Replies  
There are several apps that allow you to use a screensaver as a desktop. Check out the "screensavers" section of OS X apps at Versiontracker. I use xBack. It's simple, unobsttrusive and lets you...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 12, 2002 at 07:01 PM, in Mac OS X
No fan problem here. Same as before. (TiPB 667) 1,604 Views / 24 Replies  
No fan problem here. Same as before. (TiPB 667)
Posted by Mack, on Sep 11, 2002 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm running the Marine Aquarium screensaver as my... 1,319 Views / 24 Replies  
I'm running the Marine Aquarium screensaver as my desktop. Instructions can be found here (http://www.arstechnica.com/reviews/02q3/macosx-10.2/macosx-10.2-10.html). My specs: DP800 with GeForce4...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 7, 2002 at 08:13 PM, in Applications
Try here (http://www.pixeljerk.com/). Click on... 613 Views / 3 Replies  
Try here (http://www.pixeljerk.com/). Click on the tutorial link.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 7, 2002 at 07:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Finder, WindowShade and drop-down menus are all... 1,239 Views / 17 Replies  
Finder, WindowShade and drop-down menus are all virtually instantaneous with the GeForce4 and a normal desktop. I don't have much experience with OS 9 but I don't see how it could be any faster. OS...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 7, 2002 at 07:34 PM, in Mac OS X
A faster card definitely will speed up Jaguar... 1,239 Views / 17 Replies  
A faster card definitely will speed up Jaguar performance. I just upgraded my DP800 from a GeForce 2 to a GeForce 4 and the GUI performance boost is pretty impressive. The new card is faster to...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 7, 2002 at 06:10 PM, in Mac OS X
The GeForce is the best card currently available... 890 Views / 15 Replies  
The GeForce is the best card currently available for the Mac. But the ATI 9700 might be better when it comes out. But then Nvidia will come out with its fifth generation card. Then ATI will release...
Posted by Mack, on Sep 7, 2002 at 12:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Seriously, it's not even a close call. Upgrade. 1,013 Views / 26 Replies  
Seriously, it's not even a close call. Upgrade.
Posted by Mack, on Sep 2, 2002 at 02:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Jaguar is faster for me in all respects. The... 1,790 Views / 37 Replies  
Jaguar is faster for me in all respects. The key, I think, is doing a clean install.
Posted by Mack, on Aug 31, 2002 at 12:14 AM, in Mac OS X
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